Mayor Andre Sayegh and police brass outlined a new crime fighting strategy on Monday morning that involves increasing patrols in high crime areas and reinstating foot patrols ahead of the summer.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration contracted with several vendors to perform work for the Department of Public Works (DPW) without seeking the approval of the City Council.
Municipal officials issued $153,537 in refunds to two property owners after they appealed their property tax assessments, according to public records.
Councilman Alex Mendez pleaded not guilty to election and voter fraud charges stemming from last May’s municipal election.
Under pressure from increasing Covid-19 cases and the teachers’ union, superintendent Eileen Shafer put off a decision to reopen in-person learning for New Jersey’s third biggest school district.
Municipal officials approved the purchase of a machine to grind tree stumps for $61,601, according to public records.
After being closed for more than a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Paterson school district will be fully prepared to reopen in-person learning for its nearly 30,000 students on May 3, said superintendent Eileen Shafer on Monday afternoon.